Monday, December 31, 2012

MORE EVERYTHING CROTON'S FABULOUS VINTAGE FINDS, WEBSITES, ETC.

Ed Berg reminded us that Gerry Anderson, creator of iconic sci-fi / fantasy kids fare like Supercar, Stingray, Fireball XL-5,  the wildly popular Thunderbirds and many more, passed away recently; read more here http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/12/rip-gerry-anderson.html

We've received so many requests for help in finding patterns/templates to make your own cardboard putz houses that we're sending you to the BEST place around--you can find hundreds of patterns and templates conveniently located in one place--not to mention the best advice at Cardboard Christmas Dot Com; click on the link: http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=10

VINTAGE JAYLINE TINPLATE BUILDING, SUBURBAN STATION http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/12/jayline-no-201-suburban-station.html

It was our privilege to shoot and scan some pages of a 1930's movie star scrapbook belonging to a local vintage Hollywood morabilia collector here in the village. We've had to do heavy duty restoration in some cases, but with classics like these, we're sure you'll agree it was worth it--especially the MGM two page mega-ad; click on the photos below.

 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

FROM A BRITISH CHRISTMAS FAN & MORE EVERYTHINGCROTON'S FABULOUS VINTAGE FINDS

We were delighted to be sent these charming ads from a British vintage Christmas collector and reader of EverythingCroton--for The Vitagraph Company; the Santa is from 1925; the film offerings are from 1914-1915. Click on the photos below and many thanks! We just adore this illustration of Santa Claus.

Early tray based hacienda putz house http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=252

Oh...and click on the link for a great Reynolds aluminum Christmas wrapping paper ad, 1950's http://www.flickr.com/photos/alsis35/8305002986/in/pool-holiday_ads/

AND GIVE PYREX FOR CHRISTMAS! 1960  http://www.flickr.com/photos/alsis35/8306144216/in/pool-holiday_ads/

PUFF THE MAGIC PASTRY--NEW AT CROTON'S OWN SWEET PAPRIKA

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The mysteries of puff pastry revealed, courtesy of Croton's own Sweet  Paprika; click on the link: http://sweetpaprika.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/puff-the-magic-pastry/ - then check out this great puff pastry recipe too http://sweetpaprika.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/puff-pastry-with-ham-and-cheese/

Saturday, December 29, 2012

MORE EVERYTHING CROTON'S FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC.

Local Disney collector Andy sent us this restored 1937 Radio Mirror cover featuring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck--and promises to send us the article inside when he can. Click on the photo.

In the meantime, here are some great Christmas ads from his collection--circa 1936 and 1937. We especially love the ad for the 1936 "Radio Lamp"--and for only a dollar...which was probably a tidy sum in '36.

And the Santa Claus ad for RJ Reynolds Tobacco.

We'll take a dozen. Also included below is a scan from a matted Christmas image we bought at The Cornelia Cotton Gallery some years ago--circa 1950's (111 Grand St, Croton on Hudson, NY)--mainly for the train! And a great 1934 Maybelline ad from Lisa. Click on the photos!

Friday, December 28, 2012

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

And now an item from the vintage Christmas novelty department:

An old toy/”musical novelty” with a Christmas theme: ‘CHRISTMAS EVE CAPERS’—made by Glolite--wind it up, the children “sneak” down the stairs while Santa Claus descends from the chimney; once “spotted”, Santa scoots back up the chimney—ditto for the kids—to repeat the process over and over again all powered by the music box mechanism. See the 1949 ad below.

Followed by an incredible restoration by our friend CF; click on the photos below--in her case, the Santa and children were missing—so she made copies. We were also both missing the deer head over the fireplace—she made one for hers!

Click on the photos.

P.S. SEE AN INCREDIBLE VINTAGE CHRISTMAS PUTZ DISPLAY BY OKPAT AT THIS LINK--and keep scrolling down the page to see all the pix http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=263

AN END OF YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE CROTON ARBORETUM--SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR

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AN END OF YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE CROTON ARBORETUM, OUR OWN LOCAL TREASURE; CLICK ON THE PHOTO. And remember—joining is easy. Just click on the link: http://www.crotonarboretum.org/join-us/

HAPPY NEW YEAR: VINTAGE CROTON STYLE

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Some Croton New Year's Eve ephemera; the newspaper ads are from 1973, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society newspaper archives; the little calendar card (ad is on the back, too worn to scan, the year is not decipherable) for Gino's Post Inn is from a private collection and believed to be from the 50's. Click on the photos. 

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/mad-about-vintage-top-5-most-read.html
and  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-croton-christmas-card-ginos-post-inn.html

 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

EVERYTHING CROTON'S MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC.

--We love finding old Christmas photos and ads--and every now and then we find one that has the old putz houses we so love so much. Click on the photo to see just such an example--this family photo complete with FLOCKED TREE, Gurley candles and a cardboard house, from our Flickr friend Imldolz, who believes it is from the 50's, all rights reserved. 

--And because this is ALWAYS worth a second look--the amazing Cora Baitler Christmas photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627723865005/with/3145781010/

--Tom sent us a link to an old film--an Interesting look at ideas of Santa and at gifts of the time period; sound track added to this early silent film "Night Before Christmas" - click on the link - from Edison studios 107 years ago-YOU'LL HAVE TO SEE AN AD FIRST BEFORE IT GOES TO THE FILM http://bit.ly/WCzQAp

--ANOTHER GREAT OLD PHOTO FEATURING PLASTICVILLE!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39527581@N07/5272925759/in/set-72157625642014008/

A COLD WINTER'S DAY IN CROTON, 1973, HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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 To us, Croton is never more beautiful than in the snow (provided of course we have electricity!). Here are some shots from 1973 you may enjoy; click on the photos below courtesy of the newspaper archives at THE CROTON HISTORICALSOCIETY. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

MORE EVERYTHING CROTON'S FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC.

We mentioned this site back in late 2011 but hadn’t visited in a while. It’s called PLASTICLAND, and they are essentially clothing but also kitsch purveyors! This is a really fun place—we’ve picked out some things that may appeal to you!

RETRO DEER ORNAMENTS—these were sold out on another site we mentioned and not many left at this one http://www.shopplasticland.com/store/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=P11104021&Category_Code=Home-Decor
And there’s a lot more—a really interesting site we’ll be visiting (and buying from) often http://www.shopplasticland.com/


The 2012 Big Christmas Tree Putz village; vintage, Radko, Fey and Lamey houses; lots of other vintage made in Japan goodness, click on the photos:

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

THE CROTON YACHT CLUB'S 2012 CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CROTON YACHT CLUB:
The Croton Yacht Club held its annual children’s holiday party on Saturday, December 21st where the children were entertained by “Mad Science” presenting “imaginative learning” and also face painting. After pizza and ice cream, the children were visited by Santa, who distributed a toy to each child. Donations from members and guests resulted and five large bags of toys delivered to the “Croton Caring Committee” and the “Toys for Tots” programs. 

Happy Holidays, Dennis Kooney, Director
Croton Yacht Club

CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW, all rights reserved CYC; you may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/06/croton-yacht-club-blast-from-past.html

Monday, December 24, 2012

MAD ABOUT VINTAGE: THE TOP 5 MOST READ "VINTAGE" SERIES FOR 2012 AT EVERYTHING CROTON

Played at Drive-In in 1956--sometimes spelled STARLITE in the records
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Yes indeed--we're mad about vintage--and history--Croton's or otherwise.

These are the Top 5 Most Read "Vintage" Series for 2012 as determined by you, the EverythingCroton reader:

#1: CROTON MEMORIES 2012: a look back at all things vintage Croton, sports, businesses, events, etc. courtesy of The Croton Historical Society; click on the link for an index to this year's postings--the numbers were off the charts on this one: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/08/an-index-to-2012-croton-memories-series.html

#2: FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY: a collection of ephemera, photos, maps, links and more--model railroads, Croton's train history, general train history, toys, etc., a good portion of which comes from the Historical Society.  Click on the link for an index to this year's postings: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/final-installment-index-for-train.html

#3: THE VINTAGE KNITTER 2011/2012: an outstanding collection of vintage knitting and crochet patterns courtesy of Hallie Flanagan Wolfe (www.hallieflanaganwolfegardens.com); click on the link for the series' postings: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/index-to-vintage-knitter-series.html

#4: PHOTOS, OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S LATEST EXHIBIT---THE MASSES: THE CROTON CONNECTION: click on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/02/photos-from-opening-reception-of-masses.html

#5: CROTON'S SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, see all the installments here  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/final-installment-crotons-shakespeare.html 

HONORABLE MENTION:

AN INDEX TO THE 2012 SERIES: YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL FIND AT THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY --vintage and antique advertising, fashion, Jackie Gleason, celebrities, ephemera and more - click on the link for an index to the series http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/an-index-to-2012-everything-croton.html

A CROTON CHRISTMAS, 1958-1978 http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627770614519/with/6240207013/

A CROTON CHRISTMAS, 1938-1950 http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627810031344/with/6213428585/

A CROTON CHRISTMAS, SPECIAL REQUEST, 1973 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-croton-christmas-1973-final.html

ROBERT SCOTT'S CHRONICLES OF CROTON'S BOHEMIA: MAX EASTMAN, MABLE DODGE, FLOYD DELL, LOUISE BRYANT AND MORE; CLICK ON THE LINK FOR THE LATEST INSTALLMENT AND AN INDEX TO THIS POPULAR SERIES http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/robert-scotts-chronicles-of-crotons.html

IN HONOR OF PAPATED  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/in-honor-of-papa-ted.html

Sunday, December 23, 2012

MORE EVERYTHING CROTON'S FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC.

And the photos keep coming in! Dianne's 2012 vintage Christmas putz village--up and out despite Sandy! That's quite the achievement! Lots of Made in Japan goodness. Thanks Dianne! Click on the photos below. All rights reserved DianneO

And from Paul Race: the latest newsletter - WELCOME to the December, 2012 update of Trains-N-Towns(tm), the Official Newsletter of BIGIndoorTrains.com - This newsletter serves families who like O Scale trains and Christmas Trains, including those who are interested in combining On30, O gauge, or vintage toy trains with collectible villages or vintage accessories. It is produced in conjunction with the Big Indoor Trains(tm) and Big Christmas Trains(tm) web sites. Click on the link and scroll down the page to read it all! http://www.bigindoortrains.com/trains_n_towns/12_12_newsletter_indoor.htm

And a very cool article and Space Race Car--gotta love the 50's--from http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/12/unk-mfr-space-race-car.html

2012, SOME PHOTOS FROM TODAY'S LAS POSADAS AT HOLY NAME OF MARY

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Today was the conclusion of Las Posadas, a tradition in which the Holy Family’s search for a room at the inn is re-enacted for several days by members of Holy Name of Mary Spanish Ministry. It culminates in songs and a reception of ethnic food, pinatas, and Santa Claus in the Parish Meeting Rooms. We stopped by there today to join in the fun (and we had a very good time watching Santa do the Macarena!) Click on the photos below. For more info about the Spanish Ministry at Holy Name of Mary, visit http://www.holynameofmary.org/index.php/ministries

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/photo-2012-serenade-our-lady-of.html AND a photo from the 2011 Las Posadas http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/6563758279/in/photostream/

PHOTOS FROM THE GRANDSTAND'S 2012 TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTION

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THE GRANDSTAND (a Croton institution!) recently held a Toys For Tots collection; click on their facebook page to see some photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151177741391566.434306.201906441565&type=1

JEORJIA SHEA: A VENDOR AT THE AJNA WELLNESS CENTER'S DECEMBER 2012 ARTS FAIR

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One of the nicest things about "artisan markets" is the opportunity to see cutting edge fashion and one-of-a-kind accessories.


For us, that means Jeorgia Shea. Shea has been exhibiting at various venues in the village for some time now--and was at the December 2012 AJNA Wellness Artisan Fair yesterday.  Her specialty is textile art: hand-painted dresses, upcycling, and more, restyled vintage accessories, etc. (Click on the photo. You can also see a fab black and white dress here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/6980148064/2016 UPDATED: NOW HAS QUIRKSHOP IN PEEKSKILL! https://www.facebook.com/QuirkshopPeekskill/?fref=photo

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE AJNA WELLNESS CENTER, visit their website at http://www.theajnawellnesscenter.com/

Thursday, December 20, 2012

2012: A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON ROTARY CLUB

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The Croton Rotary Club's history stretches all the way back to 1928. Click on the photo, courtesy of The Croton Historian, the Winter 2008-2009 edition, for an in-depth review of all that they did—and do.  Among their membership: Mark Franzoso, Dr. Greg Schmidt, and Councilwoman Ann Lindau-Martin. 

Click on the images--and the link--to learn more about this outstanding organization https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-Club-of-Croton-on-Hudson/130964137093077

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

The simplicity of this North Pole News putz by Howard Lamey is balanced by its accessories--the Uncle Sam poster, the stacked papers on the counter....we love it. Click on the photo. See more of Howard's work here: www.littleglitterhouses.com

Every now and then we come across a vintage ad campaign for a product that really rocks our socks. Think the Kool Penguin ads of the 30’s (see http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/09/more-everything-crotons-fabulous_22.html) and the Hueblein Ready Made Cocktail ads of the 60’s featuring Robert Goulet and Peter Lawford among others, (see http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/09/more-everything-crotons-fabulous_16.html)  And now, courtesy of our friend X Ray Delta One comes:

MEN WHO PLAN BEYOND TOMORROW! 

A series of futuristic ads from the 40’s for Seagram’s VO Canadian Whiskey—click on the link and be prepared to be…amazed http://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/sets/72157630847954116/with/6161340457/

OK—they’re not exactly putz—but these are very interesting http://www.allthingsgrandma.com/paper-mache-christmas-cottages

Very over the top in the glitter department, but these putz houses are still interesting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bd-JRYw_70

The single most amazing animated train ornament we have EVER SEEN! HALLMARK'S LIONEL TRAIN ORNAMENT http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/12/train-time-hallmark-lionel-christmas.html

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2012: A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON LIONS

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2012: A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON LIONS CLUB

Here are only some of the activities—in no particular order--that The Croton Lions were involved in this year—see below—and a blast from Lions past, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society—click on the photo.

--Some photos from the LIONS CLUB 2012 CHRISTMAS TREE SALE and a blast from the past too http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/some-photos-from-2012-croton-lions.html   

--Lions Club donates teak bench to the Croton Arboretum http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/lions-spotted-in-croton-arboretum.html 

--Croton Lions Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Tenampa http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/photos-croton-lions-club-wine-tasting.html 

And from 2011, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Croton Lions http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/07/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know_26.html